Discovering Resilience or How I Learned to Fall Down Seven Times and Get Up Eight

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We have a guest blog this week from our friend James Kullander. He's leading a one-month e-course on "Mastering the Art of Resilience" starting next Monday, November 4, from our website SpiritualityandPractice.com. We're sure you'll understand why we invited to do this once you read about what he's learned about resilience through his own personal experience.In the late autumn of 2001 as I watched my former wife, Wanda, die of cancer, I felt so heartbroken that I was going to lose her and so … [Read more...]

The Hokey Pokey Is What It’s All About . . . and Other Signs in Daily Life

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It happens all the time. A song comes on the radio, and we hear a lyric in a new way. We notice an interesting sign while walking in the city – like "Look" at a crosswalk. We're paging through a book or browsing the Internet and a picture catches our eye. We pass a playground and remember a childhood game.What if these are signs? What if they are messages from the Divine?We talk a lot about spiritual literacy in this blog, and here's how we define it: "Spiritual literacy is the ability t … [Read more...]

The Graduation Speech We’d Like to Give (Part II)

Several times this week we've passed little groups of people in graduation garb taking pictures in front of New York monuments. Beaming friends and families were looking on. We congratulate them — and others graduating in the days to come — on completing this stage of their education. Here's Part II of the graduation speech we'd like to share with them. Part I, published last week, covered "wisdom to go" in the form of proverbs and pith instructions. Here's more.Mind Training SlogansAlso … [Read more...]

The Graduation Speech We’d Like to Give (Part I)

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It's that time of year, when millions of students "graduate" to a new stage of their education or life. During the ceremonies they will hear representatives of their classes share about what they have learned and then listen to graduation speakers talk about what they will need as they move into the future. Here's the graduation speech we'd like to give -- offering "wisdom to go" in the form of spiritual practices for everyday life. (This is Part I; we'll have more wisdom to go next … [Read more...]


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